On the surface, Girls Trip looks to be nothing but another ‘girls-go-bad-for-a-weekend’ gross-out comedy trying to catch on to the success of Bridesmaids (2011) – but when you take a closer look behind the stock-standard characters, it has much more to say to its audience.
Author: Kurt McCowen
Educational video editor by day, Superhero film binger by night.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: Everything produced by the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Best Movie Snack: Takeaway Chinese food
Created by the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 director James Gunn and music supervisor Tyler Bates, Guardians’ Inferno featuring David Hasselhoff has to be the funnest advertisement for a DVD release I’ve ever seen.
“Gonna tell her this morning, no I’ll tell her by noon, by noon or one – by 1:37 exactly.” – A.J., a hopeless teenage artist in love.
With all the buzz regarding the new Spider-Man movie and Tom Holland bringing to life the third attempt of the web-slinger in just 15 years, it’s fun to look back at what was attempted not that long ago. So if you wanted to see how Marvel’s rendition of the wall-crawling hero measures up to Sony’s earlier attempts, never fear, I’ve saved you from having to watch over 4 hours of Peter Parker crying over his dead Uncle Ben, again.
While The Amazing Spider-Man may have lost some people in its dramatic start and the mysterious truth behind the disappearance of Peter Parker’s parents, it quickly makes up for it with the charismatic Andrew Garfield showing us what a loner, lanky nerd is really like in the new millennium.
Not your average true-story drama, Michael Keaton gives such power to The Founder, reminding us that even multi-billion dollar companies can have a heart.
The Age of Shadows is both fun and depressing; a mixed-genre film that dramatises a tale of South Korea’s darkest times and is everything it sets out to be.
Back in 2010, an oil-drilling rig by the name of Deepwater Horizon had an explosion that led to one of the biggest oil-spill disasters in history. This film is not some action-disaster flick with Mark Wahlberg slapped on the poster – a very human tale is told in this true-story-tragedy.
From the creators of The Hangover (2009), the crass comedy Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate surprises with more than just excessive drinking and sex jokes.